Our #STEMsquad is growing and global – in fact, FIRST® is currently in 85+ countries! There are currently more than 460,000 students and 230,000 Volunteers participating in our programs around the world.

To say that we’re inspired by the stories we hear from these community members every day is an understatement. Take FIRST® LEGO® League alum Ashton Cofer, for example – he used the TED-Ed stage to encourage others that you can’t have success without failure.

In the past, we’ve highlighted these stories through our newsletter, social media channels, and even this blog, and we’re excited to announce that we have a new, dedicated space to capture some of these stories right on our homepage! Click on the “Inspiration is everywhere” tab to access a showcase of stories from the community:

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You can filter the stories by category, or click all to browse the entire showcase:

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Happy reading – and check the showcase often, as we’ll be adding content on a regular basis!

Do you have a story that you’d like to share? We invite you to submit it here: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/share-your-first-story.